|International World Water
Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the
importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management
of freshwater resources.
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.
The them for 2012 is “Water and Food Security”